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Old 06-02-2013, 14:12
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thought id bring this weeks featured year abit more up to date, using my personal top 20 from 2005 which was a good year for me. 'indie' or guitar based pop as i prefer to call it was dominant where only 6 years earlier had been all but absent from my favs list.

all time favs
1. Gorillaz - Feel good inc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7PNUu-z6PU

2. Razorlight - Somewhere else
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iun3RtbCE6A

3. Hard Fi - Tied up too tight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyoRzUUXEJY

4. Reflekt ft deline bass - Need to feel love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj1kK8sB9u4

5. Juliet - Avalon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAD6WleeyME

6. Caesars - Jerk it out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an6A-Wu6-B4

7. Amerie - One thing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbqVg_23otg

8. Walkman - The rat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWR1h-5EzUo

9. Oasis - The importance of being idle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jySfU10IQu4

10. Hard Fi - Living for the weekend
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGardUiWjR4

great

11. Arctic Monkeys - Ibet that you look good on the dancefloor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK7egZaT3hs

12. Killers - Smile like you mean it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9uyb35McKM

13. Kaiser Chiefs - Oh my god
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-tilSPmpXo

14. My Chemical Romance - Helena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSNKCfxcYvE

15. Hard Fi - Hard to beat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch6qy0qdifc

16. HIM - Wings of a butterfly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUUSz54G6jc

17. Mars Volta - The widow
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUBQLnEGHNk

18. Bravery - Honest mistake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8vzbezVru4

19. Snoop Dogg/ Justin Timberlake - Signes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-h-Yt-9ugs

20. Killers - Somebody told me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5fBdpreJiU

i appear to like the style of 'indie' this year, many tracks being upbeat, fast, melodious, and with a discernable 60's feel with several black n white vids and styles.

over to you guys... post your favs.
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:46
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Totally agree with Feel Good Inc! I still listen to that song all the time.
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Old 06-02-2013, 14:58
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Hated 2005. Then and now.

Except Meck and Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart Again, Infernal - From Paris to Berlin, Scooter - The Leading Horse and Jem - Just a Ride. Although to be fair I haven't heard the majority of that list, I hated Feel Good Inc, then and now.

The only thing that's changed now however is The Magic Numbers' debut album and a very nice smooth jazz album by Euge Groove came out that year. Very nice albums I didn't know at the time but enjoy now. And Depeche Mode - Precious from Playing The Angel.

From the amount of edits I've made it seems I liked 2005 more than I initially remembered!
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:01
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2005 was a high point for "indie" music in the Noughties imo. Well, for the sheer number of good albums released in one year anyway. There was much better stuff around than the likes of Hard-Fi, The Bravery and Kaiser Chiefs .
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:14
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One of my favourite albums of all time came out that year (certainly my favourite album of the last 20 years) Okkevil River's 'Black Sheep Boy'.

Also very good were...

The Decemberists - 'Picaresque'
Wolf Parade's Debut
Sufjan Stevens - 'Illinois'
The National - 'Alligator'
The New Porngraphers - 'Twin Cinema'
My Morning Jacket - 'Z'.

And probably loads more I can't remenber!
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:27
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19. Snoop Dogg/ Justin Timberlake - Signes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-h-Yt-9ugs


Underrated classic
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Old 06-02-2013, 15:58
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I love Signs as well. Especially this mash-up of Signs with Switch by Will Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiAsnpbITPo

Signs and Switch are amazing club anthems from the 00's. We don't get as many such good club songs in the charts anymore, and they all sound the same, although we've got unique songs like Thrift Shop, Rattle and White Noise doing well atm, so maybe it's improving again.
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:16
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Hated 2005. Then and now.

Except Meck and Leo Sayer - Thunder In My Heart Again, Infernal - From Paris to Berlin, Scooter - The Leading Horse and Jem - Just a Ride. Although to be fair I haven't heard the majority of that list, I hated Feel Good Inc, then and now.

The only thing that's changed now however is The Magic Numbers' debut album and a very nice smooth jazz album by Euge Groove came out that year. Very nice albums I didn't know at the time but enjoy now. And Depeche Mode - Precious from Playing The Angel.

From the amount of edits I've made it seems I liked 2005 more than I initially remembered!
erm... 'thunder in my heart again', 'precious' and 'from paris to berlin' were 06! (ok infernal had released it several times before it charted in april 06)

2005 was a high point for "indie" music in the Noughties imo.
agreed. i think it went downhill rapidly after 05.


19. Snoop Dogg/ Justin Timberlake - Signes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-h-Yt-9ugs


Underrated classic
indeed, and not a style that i usually am very fond of.. but ive warmed to both snoop and jt.
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:57
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2005 for me the return of Kate Bush after a 12 year absence what more to be said
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Old 06-02-2013, 18:22
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To add a bit of Pop to the mix...we had several classics such as 'Push The Button' by Sugababes, 'Don't Cha' by the Pussycat Dolls, 'You're Beautiful' by James Blunt, 'Hung Up' by Madonna, 'We Belong Together' by Mariah, 'Since You've Been Gone' by Kelly Clarkson, 'Pon De Replay' by Rihanna.

was a good year for variety IMO, Indie was probably at its 00s peak, but as above Pop & R&B were still getting hits.
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:05
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2005 for me the return of Kate Bush after a 12 year absence what more to be said
Agreed! Such an exciting time
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Old 06-02-2013, 21:53
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2005 may on the whole be my fave year of the 21st century so far. From your top 20 Rob I like The Importance of Being Idle best. It is my fave Oasis single of all-time (although I prefer Noel's FHB with AKA What a Life) and perhaps ironically came exactly 10 years after the Oasis v Blur chart battle!

From the long hot summer of 2005 I also liked Jem's Just a Ride, Magic Numbers' Love Me Like You and Coldplay's Fix You enough for these to be among my 6 fave songs of the Decade! Around that time was also Gwen Stefani's best song to date, Cool.

I reckon on revisiting this thread on Sunday with more choices.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:57
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2005 was a fantastic year for music. Albums I bought that were released that year alone included:

Gorillaz - Demon Days
Coldplay - X&Y
Stereophonics - Language, Sex, Violence, Other
Faithless - Greatest Hits
Basement Jaxx - Greatest Hits
KT Tunstall - Eye To The Telescope
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
Feeder - Pushing The Senses
Madonna - Confessions On A Dancefloor
Mylo - Destroy Rock N Roll
Editors - the Back Room
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
Hard Fi - Stars Of CCTV
Kaiser Cheifs - Employment
Junior Jack - Trust It
Kanye West - Late Registration
The Killers - Hot Fuss
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Saturn

Plus some great songs I enjoyed out during that year too:

Will Smith - Switch
Bob Sinclair - Love Generation
Ceasers - Jerk It Out
Reflect - Need To Feel Loved
Bodyrockers - I Like The Way
Tom Novy - Your Body
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For?
Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
U2 - City Of Blinding Lights
The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You
The Magic Numbers - Love's A Game
2Pac - Ghetto Gospal
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:01
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Music died after 2005
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:46
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I'm more into pop music, and for me 2005 was great for that, we had Sugababes at their peak with "Push the Button" and "Ugly", the rise of Kelly Clarkson, the debut of PCD and Girls Aloud released some great songs like "Long Hot Summer and "Biology".
I have fond memories of 2005 tbh, a very peaceful year for me.
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Old 07-02-2013, 00:19
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2005 was a fantastic year for pop and R&B music.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:12
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Music died after 2005
2007 was the last amazing year for mainstream music.

There's been loads of songs I've liked in the past few years though still, but the charts weren't as good imo.

Get Your Number by Mariah Carey is also an amazing club tune from that time imo. The pop stars are the time were mainly doing guitar pop stuff (like the Avril Lavigne/Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson sound).

To add a bit of Pop to the mix...we had several classics such as 'Push The Button' by Sugababes, 'Don't Cha' by the Pussycat Dolls, 'You're Beautiful' by James Blunt, 'Hung Up' by Madonna, 'We Belong Together' by Mariah, 'Since You've Been Gone' by Kelly Clarkson, 'Pon De Replay' by Rihanna.

was a good year for variety IMO, Indie was probably at its 00s peak, but as above Pop & R&B were still getting hits.
Don't Cha is an incredible urban song imo. I wish Pussycat Dolls would reform, even with a new line-up. But girl groups aren't very marketable now as they were back then.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:24
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2007 was the last amazing year for mainstream music.
have to disagree there m8...07 was dire imho with only a couple of tracks worth listening too... 'with every heartbeat' though was brilliant!

vive la differance!
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:57
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I reckon on revisiting this thread on Sunday with more choices.
look foreward to it!
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:53
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My top 10 albums from that year would be

2005
1.Takk...-Sigur Ros
2.Alligator-The National
3.Beauty and The Beat-Edan
4.Fi-Bibio
5.The Campfire Headphase-Boards Of Canada
6.Feels-Animal Collective
7.Human After All-Daft Punk
8.Lullabies to Paralyze-Queens Of The Stone Age
9.Leaders Of The Free World-Elbow
10.Lost-Cool Calm Pete
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:50
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look foreward to it!
Thanks Rob! I shall therefore list my whole top 20 here. (Between you and me, I have just listed some songs from 1966 on that thread too!)

My nos 11-20 would have featured:

Natalie Imbruglia:- Shiver
Tony Christie/ Peter Kay:- Is This the Way to Amarillo?
Beverley Knight:- Keep This Fire Burning
Rachel Stevens:- Negotiate With Love
Razorlight:- Somewhere Else
The Coral:- In the Morning
Geri Halliwell:- Desire
David Gray:- The One I Love
Girls Aloud:- Biology
Franz Ferdinand:- Walk Away

With the help of my Decade chart I can deduce my top 6. My nos 7-10 would have included:

McFly:- All About You
Melanie C:- Next Best Superstar
Jack Johnson:- Good People
Rachel Stevens:- I Said Never Again

So, my top 6:

6 U2:- City of Blinding Lights
5 Oasis:- The Importance of Being Idle
4 Gwen Stefani:- Cool
3 Coldplay:- Fix You
2 Magic Numbers:- Love Me Like You
1 Jem:- Just a Ride

I have liked no subsequent year as much. You might be interested to know that Jem's Just a Ride would have been my fave song from a Welsh performer since Mary Hopkin's Those Were the Days in 1968. Eat your heart out Shaking Stevens!
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Old 10-02-2013, 22:03
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2005 was a good year for music. I'm not surprised to read that Adam was previously unaware of the Magic Numbers' debut album at the time. I remember playing 'Love Is A Game' at a few gigs I did that year and people coming up to me saying, "who is this? I've never heard it before" and similar comments. I thought they were getting a lot of airplay at the time too. I bought the CD single.

Good to see Jem's 'Just a Ride' getting a mention too. I remember Radio 1 playing that a few times but it disappeared quite quickly. The album it came from was a great one - the singles 'They' and 'Wish I' in particular.

19. Snoop Dogg/ Justin Timberlake - Signes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-h-Yt-9ugs


Underrated classic
I loved that at the time despite really disliking Justin Timberlake's music. In fact I loved the album that it came from too. The track 'Let's Get Blown' was a particular favourite.

Other faves from 2005 include:

Kate Bush - King of the Mountain

Lucie Silvas - Breathe In

Stereophonics - Dakota
Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
Mylo - In My Arms

Audio Bullys - I'm In Love

Will probably be back to post more later.
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Old 10-02-2013, 22:23
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Absolutely one of my least favourite musical years ever. Sorry

I'm a massive fan of basically everything from about 1980 to 2000, but after that I wouldn't say there were any really brilliant years until about 2009 - most of the noughties were a bit of a write-off for me, although I've enjoyed the Guetta/Gaga era of the last few years.

Mainstream pop and dance were pretty terrible and I spent most of the year either listening to old 90s stuff, or then-current hard house and trance in the middle of the night on Radio 1. Saying that it was a great year for indie and a lot of classic rock songs were released, although for me not as much as the year before.

My fave song of '05 was 'Slam' by Pendulum, which blew me away as a 16 year old and still sounds incredible today - and yet it only just sneaked into the top 40 at the time, typical!
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Old 10-02-2013, 22:38
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Ok, so here I am again!

I do sadly remember there being a succession of rather naff songs in the middle of the year though like the Crazy Frog, Akon (or, as I called him, Akorn) featuring Pinky & Perky on 'Lonely' and of course, 2005's answer to 'Lady in Red,' James Blunt's 'You're Beautiful.' I hated MVP's 'Rock Ya Body, Mic Check 1,2' as well, which seemed to come on in clubs a lot as did Charlotte Church's 'Crazy Chick.'

Oh, and what was that Daddy Yankee 'Gasolina' thing too? I seem to remember that being pipped to be a #1 here.

However, on the whole I liked 2005.

KT Tunstall - Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
Caesars - Jerk it Out
John Legend - Ordinary People
Inaya Day - Nasty Girl (a pretty good cover of the Vanity 6/Prince track)


Joss Stone - Don't Cha Wanna Ride (I was listening to this on Saturday funnily enough, probably my favourite one of hers)

Black Eyed Peas - Don't Lie
Freemasons - Love on My Mind (yes, it was pretty much a mash of Tina Turner's 'When the Heartache is Over' and Jackie Moore's 'This Time Baby,' but it was a pretty good song and nice to hear somebody picking on two songs that weren't particularly obvious too)

Gwen Stefani - Cool
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Hard-Fi - Living for the Weekend

I believe it was the first year that Rihanna had a hit too, which is quite scary considering 8 years has passed. I personally thought 'Pon De Replay' was a novelty hit in the same vein as 'Gasolina.'

I liked some of the tracks on the Sigur Rós album 'Takk' too - one of my friends from university was really into them.
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Old 10-02-2013, 22:44
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My fave song of '05 was 'Slam' by Pendulum, which blew me away as a 16 year old and still sounds incredible today - and yet it only just sneaked into the top 40 at the time, typical!
I know! It seemed to be a song that a lot of people knew and didn't mind either. I couldn't understand why it didn't chart any higher than #34. It's probably one of the first songs that springs to mind if you mention Pendulum to the average person who was listening to new music in the 2000s.
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